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for his activity starting house churches. aabedini is iranian borne -borne, but raised in the u.s. >> every day in that prison is a death sentence. it is a horrific prison, and anything could had been. >> reporter: evin prison is one of the most brutal in iran, and he wants her husband out of it. now that pastor saeed has been sentenced to eight years in prison, she will no longer be able to speak to him by phone. and she and her children live in the u.s. she told cbn news she is focusing her attention on fighting for his release. >> the u.s. department is now in contact with me on a daily basis. they did release statements with the u.s. department of state and the white house that they would do whatever resources internally, and also internationally, they would use to get saeed out of iran. i appreciate them for doing that. and we're working with them to see what avenues are available to us in getting saeed out. >> reporter: cbn news' jennifer wishon asked the white house press secretary jay carne about saeed's plight on monday's briefing. >> reporter: what can the u.s. do, what
, thanks for being with us. >> always a joy. >> george: the u.s. congress is calling on secretary of state john kerry to seek the immediate release of an american pastor imprisoned in iran. pastor saeed abedini is serving eight years in prison because of his christian faith. more than 80 bipartisan members have sent a letter to explore every option. the effort is needed to protect a u.s. citizen from torture and life-threatening punishment. >> wendy: in the african nation of mali, fighting continues between government troops and the islamic rebels in the north. that means thousands of malians displaced by war will remain homeless a while longer. in the meantime, cbn's "operation blessing" is there, bringing them help in their time of need. gary lane has the latest from the capital city of amoko. >> reporter: amina was planning to return home to gao after the french forces freed the city. now her hopes are dashed. she says when the rebels came, they vandalized her church and burned a bible. she said, they told us they had defeated jesus, but that is a lie. amin and others have found refuge
a former oil executive. he is taking over at a turbulent time. the anglican community, which includes the u.s. episcopal church, is divided over female bishops and same-sex relationships. that didn't stop british lawmakers who voted overwhelming in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. the legislation is championed by prime minister david cameron. charlene israel has the story. >> the yeas to the right, 400, the nays to the left, 475. so the yeas have it. >> reporter: it is the first of several votes required for the u.k.'s marriage bill. if it becomes law, the legislation would enable same-sex couples to marry in both civil and religious ceremonies, as long as the religious institution consents. >> today was do we accept the fundamental principle of gay people being allowed to call their union a marriage. i'm glad that we do. >> marriage is a great institution, and it should be there for people who are gay, as well as people who aren't. that's why i have pioneered this change. >> reporter: the vote went cameron's way, but it cost him popularity within his own party. more than half o
the other day. we asked his daughter about the charges. >> it doesn't amount to much, like $30 u.s. they detained hem for five months for something that seems very petty. he already paid the fine. he wasn't really asking for anything else. and it really was just an offering to them. >> wayne >> george: beverly cane says her father planned to open the house of joy as a place of spiritual retreat. >> wendy: what is it like to leave home, walk for miles, and end up in a foreign land. for the past two years, hundreds of thousands of syrians have faced that challenge. as chris mitchell have found out, many are making it work with help from christians. >> osana is one of 600,000 refugees. >> the situation in syria is very bad, very dangerous. president assad destroyed everything. he destroyed homes. i live in hope. they destroyed the city, and most of them have no work, no food, no water, no electricity. they are in a bad situation now. >> reporter: according to the u.n., these refugees are spread across turkey, lebanon, and jordan. and now some of those refugees and their children are f
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